Bishops battle to win 3rd straight title

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The Bishop England basball team won their 3rd straight 3A State Championship Saturday afternoon 4-3 on a walk-off walk.

The drama for Saturday’s game started back at the beginning of the season. Bishop England came in to 2019 with a younger team with a bit less talent, but that didn’t stop the Bishops.

After winning game one of the championship series, they lost at home Tuesday night to force Saturday’s decisvie game three.

Senior Geoffrey Gilbert did not get the start, instead it was junior Adam Salmorin on the hill.

Crescent scored 2 runs early, and their pitcher pretty much shut down the Bishops. They struggled to get on base, but finally plated a run in the third with a Chris Dengler RBI.

Gilbert came in to relieve Salmorin in the 6th inning. The Tigers scored one in that frame, but Gilbert paid them right back with a RBI double in the bottom of the 6th.

Crescent then balked in the tying run, and the game went to the 7th tied at three.

In the bottom of the 7th inning, John Reagan, Doom Dennis and Dengler all got on base, that meant Gilbert was at the plate with 2 outs and the bases loaded and a 3-2 count.

The Crescent pitcher threw the fourth ball, and it was a walk-off walk for the Battling Bishops to get their third straigth state title. Check out what Gilbert and head coach Mike Darnell had to say after the win.

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